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Department of Recreation Administration

The Professional EDGE

The Professional EDGE (Experientially Designed Group Effort) is a team and leadership development program operated by the Department of Recreation Administration at Fresno State and is offered to community groups, businesses and organizations not affiliated with the university.   Through a series of experiential activities tailored to meet your organization’s specific training needs, the Professional EDGE. works to develop your team to maximize contributions of each member.

We specializes in two types of programs:

#1. This one-day program designed to jumpstart your new team or to reenergize an existing one. It is also a great method for developing up and coming leaders.

#2. This program, based on an action learning model, furnishes the team with a real-life performance challenge or task, something best tackled collaboratively across disciplines or departments, while team members concurrently learn effective team and leadership processes. The results are two-fold. First, your organization reaps the reward of a collective approach to solving a relevant problem. Secondly, participants hone vital team and leadership skills, thus contributing to the very vitality of the organization by fostering a succession plan for future leadership.

About the EDGE Course 

The EDGE Course is a non-competitive program based on a challenge by choice philosophy. All activities are voluntary.  The decision to participate empowers participants to perform to their potential, freely and without pressure. 

Need to address specific training needs?  Some other Professional EDGE program elements include:

  • Coaching
  • Leadership development
  • Diversity training
  • Conflict resolution
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Strategic planning
  • Myers-Briggs

The Professional EDGE can be delivered directly to your site using the same active learning strategies as our facility- based program. 

Some of our past participants include: 

  • Baker, Peterson, and Franklin Accountants
  • Community Medical Centers
  • Fresno Housing Authority
  • Fresno Monsters Hockey Team
  • Gusmer Enterprises
  • Morse, Yardumian, and Wittwer Accountants
  • Owens Valley Career Development
  • RPM Company
  • UC Merced, Executive MBA Program
  • VA Central California Health Care System